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JG I "Richthofen" - Awards & Promotions


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S! All,


The following JG I pilots are being recognized for their overall contributions to JG I.




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Geschwader Promotions

  • Noel (Hotlead) Kappel (Jasta 10) - promotion to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • Joseph (Sepp) Rumcajs (Jasta 6) - promotion to the rank of Vizefeldwebel (Vzfw.)
  • Roland Deschain (Jasta 6) - promotion to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • Fritz Kempf (Jasta 4) - promotion to the rank of Unteroffizer (Uffz.)
  • Gunter (Spud) Kartoffel (Jasta 4) - promotion to the rank of Unteroffizier (Uffz.)

German Army Report


"For gallantry in battle, but also extraordinary fidelity and essential service."




Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel Nr. 11

  • Oblt. Fritz Butzzell (sextuple awardee)
  • Lt. Ferdinand Labroisse (quintuple awardee)
  • Oblt. Kurt (Wurger) Wüsthoff (triple awardee)
  • Rittm. Otto Klaiber (triple awardee)
  • Oblt. Helmut Lipfert (triple awardee)

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel Nr. 10

  • Hptm. Heinrich Maushake (triple awardee)
  • Oblt. Heinz (Moxy) Schulte (triple awardee)
  • OffzSt. Bruno Vikner (triple awardee)
  • Fähnr. Leopold (Lee) Greifvogel (sextuple awardee)
  • Sgt. Noel (Hotlead) Kappel (triple awardee)

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel Nr. 6

  • Hptm. Baron von Faehig (quadruple awardee)
  • Oblt. Hans von (Foker) Eichenwald (double awardee)
  • Oblt. Stefan (Steewe) Schwarz (triple awardee)
  • Fähnr. Peter (Sipi) Pfeil (double awardee)
  • Lt. Thomas Lahm (quintuple awardee)
  • OffzSt. Georg Walarik (double awardee)
  • OffzSt. Martin Weiss (triple awardee)
  • Vzfw. Joseph (Sepp) Rumcajs (double awardee)
  • Sgt. Roland Deschain

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel Nr. 4

  • Hptm. Manfred Barton
  • Oblt. Richard (Vonrd) Ausweichen (sextuple awardee)
  • Uffz. Fritz Kempf (double awardee)
  • Uffz. Gunter (Spud) Kartoffel
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For anyone who's ever been curious about what exactly a "German Army Report" is supposed to be, it's basically our fictionalized "First World War" version of a Wehrmachtbericht.


What's a Wehrmachtbericht?


During the Second World War, the German military would send out daily radio reports called Wehrmachtberichte.  And these would inform the public about the state of fighting on all fronts.  Basically, it's a form of propaganda.  So, to have your unit, or your personal name, mentioned in one of these radio reports was considered a high honor.  Hence the merit award.


Our WW1 "German Army Report" also takes some inspiration from the British MiDs (mentioned in dispatches), which is where your name would be published, and you would receive a small certificate for your gallant or meritorious action.  Hence, the image above.

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II./JG1 has it's own awards.




But those awards need an active tournament for them to be earned.


Storm of War doesn't count, because it's not a dead-is-dead event.  But Ghost Skies will when it restarts.


I was meaning a Wehrmachtbericht for Storm Of War reporting what occurs for the Luftwaffe.

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